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Nov 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
. californians dictate their preference for -- preferences, but it will force hard choices over time. san jose and pensions. pensions were consuming over 20% of the budget, and a democratic mayor said we have to fix this or we could not provide basic services like fire fighters and police. the voters did, but those are situations forced by circumstance. i think we all agree it is hard politically but circumstances can force you into that. >> hiking circumstances can set the table. i think wisconsin is instructive. if you think about at 10, scott walker's reforms, in dialling back collective bargaining, they left in place existing agreements. what you saw in states that complained that their hands were tied was school boards and superintendents rush to reissue contracts. milwaukee public schools, for instance, cost to itself hundreds of millions of dollars it could put into construction in classrooms instead to pay retirement benefits and health care. part of what will happen is there will be a structural squeeze, but it both very much come down to what leaders actually do, and what decisions t
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